Child actor who starred with Paul Rudd in the 2011 film Our Idiot Brother drops out of college

Child actor, 20, who co-starred with Paul Rudd in the 2011 film Our Idiot Brother disappears from college in Pennsylvania

  • Matthew Mindler, a freshman at Millersville University, disappeared Tuesday night after leaving his dorm room
  • He was reported missing on Wednesday after failing to return to the residence and skipping classes
  • He was last seen walking to the campus parking lot after 8 p.m. on Tuesday
  • Mindler is best known for his role in the 2011 comedy Our Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Emily Mortimer.

Former child actor Matthew Mindler, best known for his role opposite Paul Rudd in the 2011 comedy Our Idiot Brother, disappeared from his college in Pennsylvania this week.

According to Millersville University police, Mindler, a 20-year-old freshman, was last seen on campus Tuesday night. He was reported missing the following night after failing to return to his dorm and skipping classes.

Police wrote in an Instagram post that Mindler was seen walking from the West Villages residence to the Centennial Driver parking lot around 8:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Matthew Mindler, a freshman at Millersville University, disappeared Tuesday night after leaving his dorm room

Mindler is a former child actor who starred opposite Paul Rudd in 2011

Mindler is a former child actor who starred opposite Paul Rudd in 2011

Matthew Mindler (left), a freshman at Millersville University and a former child actor who starred opposite Paul Rudd (right), disappeared Tuesday after walking out of his dorm room

Millersville University police released a screenshot of security footage showing Mindler in a hallway in the West Villages residence hall on Tuesday night

Millersville University police released a screenshot of security footage showing Mindler in a hallway in the West Villages residence hall on Tuesday night

Millersville University police released a screenshot of security footage showing Mindler in a hallway in the West Villages residence hall on Tuesday night

As seen in a screenshot from a security video, the student was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm, a black facemask, dark-colored jeans, and sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack.

The campus police filed a missing person report with the National Crime Information Center on Thursday.

Mindler’s IMDB page lists eight acting credits in movies and TV shows, including in the 2013 short Frequency, directed by his older brother, cinematographer Derek Mindler.

Mindler's IMDB page features eight acting credits in movies and TV shows.  He is pictured in 2011 at the Los Angeles premiere of Our Idiot Brother

Mindler's IMDB page features eight acting credits in movies and TV shows.  He is pictured in 2011 at the Los Angeles premiere of Our Idiot Brother

Mindler’s IMDB page features eight acting credits in movies and TV shows. He is pictured in 2011 at the Los Angeles premiere of Our Idiot Brother

His biggest role to date was in Our Idiot Brother, which follows the character of Rudd, an idealistic farmer who turns the lives of his three sisters, played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer, upside down.

Mindler portrayed Mortimer’s son, River.

Midler hasn’t acted since 2016, when he appeared in the TV movie Chad: An American Boy.

Millersville University president Daniel Wubah sent a letter to students about Mindler’s disappearance.

“Matt’s health and safety are paramount and I know our thoughts are with him, his family and friends,” Wubah wrote in part. “Our police continue to work to locate Matt in conjunction with regional law enforcement agencies. They follow all directions and appreciate your attention to this effort.”

Anyone with information on Mindler’s whereabouts is requested to contact Millersville University Police at 717-871-4357.

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